America's Cup frustration surfaces...NZ's first Canter...1851 Cup underway in Cowes

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Sail-World New Zealand: 6 August 2010

Laura Dekker - the legal battles are all over, but what lies ahead?  .. .
Welcome to's New Zealand newsletter for 6 August 2010

The America's Cup is back in the news with both end of the spectrum covered.

Back where it all started is the 1851 Cup - a trophy being contested between the current America's Cup Defenders, BMW Oracle Racing and the British team, TeamOrigin.

The event is being sailed off Cowes, Isle of Wight with a series of match races, and as we write the race around the Isle of Wight, which started the event now known as the America's Cup, is underway and proved, at least in its early stages to be a bit of a thriller.

You can see the racing live and in replay in our Sail.Tv story in this edition.

In the match racing BMW Oracle Racing has not fared too well, and it will be interesting to see how the America's Cup Defender fares in monohull competition.

18footer Bearbeitet - German Grand Prix in Travemuende and the Viking 18ft Skiff Grand Prix at Sonderborg  Thomas Eibenberger

At the other end of the America's Cup spectrum, one of the world's top sailing correspondents, Stuart Alexander breaks the story of some issues that have been vented in the would-be Challenger ranks as the wait continues for the Boat, Venue and Dates for the 34th America's Cup are worked through.

It is unclear, at this stage, whether the Defender will respond to these issues, or if they will be considered at some later time.

NZ's first canting keelboat 'Fiery Cross' cruising off Rangitoto Island  Jim Young
In this edition we are featuring an extract from long-time boat builder and designer, Jim Young's yet to be published book. He recalls the development of New Zealand's first canting keelboat, Firey Cross which he designed and built. It is an interesting read of an earlier era in New Zealand's design history. Young is perhaps better known for the highly popular Young88 design, one of New Zealand's most popular one design keelboats, and which featured a number of design innovations, as well as being a very sweet boat.

Coastguard Boating Education are offering day Skipper and Boatmaster courses which now lead to attainment of credits for NCEA. New Zealand is one of the few countries in the world, which offers sailing as a school subject and the courses from Coastguard Boating Education have a range of learning options to suit your individual preference and convenience. See for more information.

1851 Cup Day 2 - USA trails GBR  BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

In the Netherlands, 14 year old New Zealand born Laura Dekker has set out, with her father, on a shakedown cruise to Portugal, prior to another circumnavigation attempt. We have the story in this edition.

Dayskipper and Boatmaster courses are offered by   Coastguard Boating Education .
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Frustration surfaces with America's Cup consultation process
Stuart Alexander and Sail-World,
Stuart Alexander writing in the Independent (UK) has revealed a level of discontent within the Challenger ranks over the consultation process being adopted in the lead up to the 34th America's Cup. The interview with TeamOrigin skipper, Ben Ainslie, touches on the vexed issue of whether a multihull or monohull will be selected by the Defender and Challenger as the boat for the next America's Cup... [more]
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SailTV: 1851 Cup - Live and Replay of this historic event
See live and replay coverage of the 1851 Cup being sailed off Cowes, IOW. The event is now being covered with video and we are seeing some spectacular images. Live and replay coverage of the World Match Race tour, is also available from the same menu, along with the Louis Vuitton Trophy replays. Have a look at the new VirtualEye Interactive - run your own replays and angles... [more]
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Day Skipper & Boatmaster Unit Standards increase in Value
Coastguard Boating Education .,
For those considering a career in the marine industry, be it a boat builder, ship's captain or crewing on a super yacht, the recently revised increase in unit standards for Coastguard Boating Educations Day Skipper & Boatmaster courses will provide a tangible pathway towards their goal. Units can also contribute towards NCEA.... [more]
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Yachting NZ Briefings for 4 August 2010
Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ,
In this issue of Yachting NZ's Briefings: High Performance & International; Youth Sailing; Local Sailing; Admin, Safety & Training; What's On; Of Interest... [more]
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Images from Cowes: 1851 Cup, Day 2
Ian Roman,
TeamOrigin's photographer Ian Roman, is on the water for the 1851 Cup, an updated reenactment of the events that led to the creation of the event now known as the America's Cup. He present this gallery from Day 2... [more]
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'Fiery Cross' - NZ's first Canting Keel Boat
Jim Young,
Jim Young built 'Fiery Cross' in the late 1950's after being inspired by a design from L. Francis Herreshoff in his famous book 'Common Sense of Yacht design. In this extract from his yet to be released autobiography Jim re-lives some of his experiences with 'Fiery Cross' and provides an authentic account of life as a boat builder in the 1950's. Jim Young is now 85 and resides in Takapuna.... [more]
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Cowes Week day 4 images from Chris Boynton
Chris Boynton images,
This gallery of images from Cowes Week is presented by photographer Chris Boynton.... [more]
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TeamOrigin leads America's Cup Defender after second day in Cowes
James Coyle,
Despite a 180 degree wind shift prior to proceedings getting underway at the 1851 Cup today, causing the race committee to move the course just to the east of Cowes, fans were treated to one of the most spectacular displays of match racing with protests galore and a large chunk of each team's play books being enacted, in winds that built to over 20 knots.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series at Cowes Week - Fast and furious action
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series at Cowes Week - On this penultimate day, the pace was fast and furious. After a light wind first afternoon race in 8 knots, the wind accelerated to 15-18 knots and the Extreme 40s were off – power reaching at speeds of 20-25 knots. It was fast, it was wet and hugely physical for the crews as they pushed hard, playing a balancing act on a high wire.... [more]
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Team Origin leads 4-1 in the 1851 Cup
Tim Jeffery,
Racing in late day sunshine and a puffy northerly wind, America's Cup winner BMW Oracle Racing got on the scoreboard today in The 1851 Cup versus TeamOrigin of the U.K.... [more]
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Cowes Week 2010 - Louise Morton wins Ladies Day Trophy
Cowes Week,
Cowes Week - Accomplished sailor Louise Morton has won the 2010 Ladies Day Trophy award; one of the UK's longest running sporting events and the world's best known sailing regatta. Now in its fifth year, the Ladies Day Trophy celebrates the achievements and contributions of women in sailing.... [more]
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Artemis Challenge at Cowes Week – Dee Caffari claims fourth place
Coralie Rassinoux,
After a ‘disastrous' start to the Artemis Challenge yesterday due to an issue with their spinnaker, British yachtswoman Dee Caffari and her crew aboard GAES Centros Auditivos fought hard from the back of the fleet to secure fourth place in the annual IMOCA 60 sprint around the Isle of Wight.... [more]
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Velux 5 Oceans – Sir Robin Knox-Johnston unveils two British skippers
Velux 5 Oceans,
Velux 5 Oceans: Not since Sir Robin-Knox Johnston sailed into the record books as the victor of the Golden Globe back in 1969 has a British skipper won a single-handed round the world race. But that could all be about to change as Sir Robin himself today announced not one but two British sailors who will compete in The Ultimate Solo Challenge.... [more]
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BMW Oracle Racing - Rebuild complete
BMW Oracle Racing,
Louis Vuitton Trophy event in La Maddalena, Italy, in late May 2010 was the last time our two V5 ACC sloops USA 87 and USA 98 were on the water together.... [more]
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TeamOrigin get off to useful start in 1851 Cup, Cowes
James Coyle,
Under dramatic skies and with the wind at the upper end of the range permissible for sailing, so the 1851 Cup got off to a fine start, at Cowes, Isale of Wight. With two races held today, quadruple Olympic medallist Ben Ainslie and his crew on TEAMORIGIN ended 2-0 up over the America's Cup champions BMW ORACLE Racing, led by Australian James Spithill.... [more]
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Win an Opti for the Kids and One for the Club &,
The winner of the OziOPti Sail-World competition will receive an OziOpti ‘Regatta Mark IV' GRP racing boat complete valued at AUD$3,950 (or NZ$5,135). AND They will ALSO win for their chosen sailing club an OziOpti ‘Tacker' Poly training boat valued at AUD$2,395 (or NZ$3,200). There will also be prizes of 10 x $100 ‘The Boatyard' vouchers.... [more]
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Cowes Week - Ingrid Abery images
Ingrid Abery,
Ingrid Abery presents these images from Cowes Week.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs European Championships images from Thomas Eibenberger,
Thomas Eibenberger presents this gallery of images from the recent German Grand Prix in Travemuende and the Viking 18ft Skiff Grand Prix at Sonderborg, Denmark.... [more]
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Techno 293 Windsurfing Worlds 2010 - Challenging for all!,
Windsurfing World's 2010 update: Cercle de Voile de Martigues (CVM), France, last week hosted the largest windsurfing championships in recent memory. The entry, 435 competitors, exceeded the previous record established at last years Junior, Youth and Masters Windsurfing World Championships in Weymouth, UK.... [more]
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Cowes Week Tuesday images from Rick Tomlinson
Rick Tomlinson images,
A gallery of Cowes Week images from photographer Rick Tomlinson.... [more]
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America's Cup defender trounced in opening day of 1851 Cup at Cowes
Tim Jeffery,
BMW ORACLE Racing dropped two heats today to TEAMORIGIN on the first day of The 1851 Cup, a one-off match racing regatta between the teams in BMW ORACLE Racing's two V5 America's Cup Class sloops. In Race 1 BMW ORACLE Racing skipper Jimmy Spithill of Australia took the right side of the racecourse and won a tacking duel up the first leg to lead at the first windward mark after a leg of 1.2 naut... [more]
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SAP 505 World Championships, Day 5 - Hunger kept at bay
Dansk Sejlunion,
SAP 505 World Championships had the most tactically challenging conditions yet, but Jorgen and Jacob Bojsen-Møller sailed a magnificent day in Aarhus, Denmark.... [more]
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PWA Women's Slalom World Tour Final confirmed for Almanarre, Hyeres
Vivienne Masters,
PWA is pleased to be able to confirm the 2010 Almanarre, Hyeres, Women's Slalom World Tour Final.... [more]
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Cowes Week - Iain Percy on the 1851 Cup event
Sue Pelling/CWL,
1851 Cup event is kicking off later this afternoon with the first of the three days of match racing between TeamOrigin (Britain), and America's Cup defenders BMW Oracle Racing (USA), making it a good time to catch up with Iain Percy to find out what's in store over the next few days.... [more]
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Optimist European Championship - Aussies compete in Poland
Carolina Townsend Arellano,
Optimist European Championship saw two Australian sailors, Tom Trottman from Victoria and Carolina Townsend Arellano, compete at the event at Kamien Pormoski in Poland from third – 10th July. As there were only two of us, we formed a team with NZL sailors and shared a coach; Susannah Pyatt.... [more]
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Sailing World Cup medals will go down to the wire in Weymouth
Skandia Sail For Gold regatta promises to offer a fitting finale to the ISAF Sailing World Cup season with an official entry of over 700 boats and almost 1000 sailors from 57 nations all challenging to claim the ultimate prize of the Sailing World Cup in each of the Olympic and Paralympic disciplines.... [more]
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ISAF Women's Match Racing Worlds - Top skippers invited to 2010 event
ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship will take place in Newport, Rhode Island from 20 - 25 September 2010 and twenty of the world's top women's match race skippers have been invited to compete in the event.... [more]
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